U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to recreationally smoke marijuana?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
It's illegal: It is hard to say mj is okay when it's illegal. I know that there are many recreational smokers who get in little trouble with only very occasional use. When recreational use starts occurring more regular like daily, a person is starting to develop perhaps a habit. Sometimes, this leads to use of other drugs. I have seen mostly the people for whom mj has led to dire consequences and addictions.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Drug of abuse.: It's harder than you may think to control marijuana use this way. "Recreational" use often descends into regular use and then addiction. Not worth taking the chance.
Dr. Matthew Roman
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Depends on state: in some states it is. It's not bad for health. Might be beneficial actually. It's the new vitamin C. Vitamin Cannabis.
Dr. Marcella Wilson
Specializes in Psychiatry
Does depend on state: But I would have to kindly disagree with my colleague that it is in any way healthy nor is it akin to a vitamin. Vitamins are essential for our bodies to thrive. Cannabis is a non- essential herb that can reek havoc on the brains development, especially in ages 0-21 leading to higher levels of permanent damage in the way of psychosis later in life, amongst other problems like addiction.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to smoke marijuana 20 hours after surgery?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aron Tendler
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Smoking Is Not Ideal: It delays wound healing, impairs blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) and more. If you need the thc your dr. Can prescribe marrinol.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to smoke marijuana? Heard its stronger than in the 60s

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No one knows: Even the dealer may now know what has been added to the weed. There's talk of more addictive / dangerous substances to enhance the effects, but little hard evidence that this is a widespread practice. A dealer may add pcp and boast of the enhancement. Otherwise, this would be an inefficient use of expensive drugs. Remember marijuana is illegal for whatever reason, and life offers much else. Peace.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Nov 27, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.